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Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

We all know how important learning skills, like working and playing cooperatively with others, are for our children. This is why these skills are part of the School District of Philadelphia’s kindergarten report card. In partnership with the district, the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is creating supports for families to help...
Ensure Your Child is Prepared for Keystone Exams!

Ensure Your Child is Prepared for Keystone Exams!

In just a few days, Keystone Exams will begin for 8th through 11th graders. We know Keystone Exams have the potential to be confusing and stressful for students and families alike, but we’re here to provide some tips on how to make these couple of weeks go smoothly for your child! Before the test Encourage...
How to Sustain Great Attendance in the Winter Months!

How to Sustain Great Attendance in the Winter Months!

While attendance at schools may be hard to maintain throughout the year, during the cold, winter months, attendance rates drop even more than usual. There seem to be even more barriers to getting to school on time in the winter such as the weather, holiday plans, and sickness. However, even during the winter months, active...
Learn About Multilingual Family Supports: Welcome Wagons & Circles of Literacy

Learn About Multilingual Family Supports: Welcome Wagons & Circles of Literacy

The Welcome Wagon activities are an initiative developed by the Multilingual Family Support Unit to educate limited-English proficient (LEP) families of the services, opportunities and resources available to students and families at the School District of Philadelphia. Through workshops and training facilitated by the Bilingual Counseling Assistants (BCAs) and offered at schools, community organizations, and...
A Huge THANK YOU to our Roadmap Conference Participants and CONGRATULATIONS to the Family Engagement Award Winners!

A Huge THANK YOU to our Roadmap Conference Participants and CONGRATULATIONS to the Family Engagement Award Winners!

The FACE Office would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all those family members, students, and community members who joined us for the 2nd Annual Roadmap to Navigating the School District of Philadelphia Family Engagement Conference! The Conference welcomed over 700 people, provided over a dozen workshops presented by District offices, and hosted...
FACE Deputy Chief Invites YOU to the Roadmap for Navigating the School District of Philadelphia Conference!

FACE Deputy Chief Invites YOU to the Roadmap for Navigating the School District of Philadelphia Conference!

Focus on FACE asked FACE Deputy Chief Jenna Monley to reflect on the inspiration for the Family Engagement Conference. Here's the letter she wrote to invite you to join us on October 20. Navigating the School District can appear to be a daunting task. Moreover, we all share a common belief that families want the...
A Huge Thank You to All Who Participated in the 10th Annual Back 2 School Event!

A Huge Thank You to All Who Participated in the 10th Annual Back 2 School Event!

One of the FACE Office’s favorite parts of back to school season is the Annual Back 2 School Event, celebrating its 10th year this past August. On August 16, 2018, thousands of families, community members, and students attended the end of summer bash at School of the Future in West Philadelphia. Thousands of backpacks stuffed...
Rapper Meek Mill Donates 6,000 Backpacks and Visits Blaine Elementary School

Rapper Meek Mill Donates 6,000 Backpacks and Visits Blaine Elementary School

On Wednesday, August 29, rapper Meek Mill and Dreamchasers announced their donation of more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the School District of Philadelphia. The announcement took place at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where he personally handed out backpacks to several students. Growing up in Philly, Mill watched families...
Academic Parent-Teacher Teams Come to Philadelphia!

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams Come to Philadelphia!

Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, with support from the William Penn Foundation and WestEd, is bringing Academic Parent-Teacher Teams to nine public elementary schools. Academic Parent-Teacher Teams are revolutionizing the way families and school staff interact and work together—find out more about this awesome program below, and...
FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

The FACE Office held an awards ceremony before the End-of-Year Family Celebration on June 1 to honor the person who attended the most Family Academy: Courses and Training (FACT) courses and two all star volunteers who were nominated by those who deeply appreciate their contributions to their school communities. Check out the winners below and...